Leaky Gut Protocol

Did you know that the gut lining can become permeable leaky, or damaged and cannot optimally function as a barrier any longer?


A leaky gut, or permeable gut membrane, affects millions of people. Dr. Jess herself had this due to candida with very few symptoms other than loose inflammatory stools. Leaky gut is an umbrella title and many different pathogens can cause issues here including bacteria, yeast/candida, fungus, or parasites. However, if the gut is severely disturbed, it is important to address this early on. Issues with the gut include constipation, bloating, pain, cramping, loose stools with ragged edges, undigested food in the stool, or urgency. All of these symptoms may reflect leaky gut or inflammation.

Leaky Gut Signs & Symptoms

  • Acne
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bloating
  • Brain fog
  • Celiac's disease
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Cravings for carbs
  • Cravings for sugar
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Food sensitivities
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Lupus
  • Memory loss
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Painful indigestion
  • Poor concentration
  • Rashes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin issues
  • Weakened immune system

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Did you know? Ordering testing typically requires a doctor, but with your WellnessPlus membership, Dr. Jess has created a very special opportunity to have testing completed without having to see a practitioner.

Toolbox Genomics

Gut/Brain Panel

The gut/brain panel is ideal for customers who want to understand the role genetics play in the development of the various gut conditions that can impact brain health.

Sample Type: Home Kit Based - Buccal Swab
Price: $199

Vibrant Wellness

Food Sensitivity

Dial-in your custom diet needs with accurate and precise food sensitivity testing from Vibrant Wellness. Food Sensitivity 96 is a comprehensive, accurate test that assesses your body’s reaction to 96 commonly consumed foods in the Western diet. Learn what to eliminate to address inflammatory dietary triggers through this panel.

Sample Type: Finger prick

Vibrant Wellness

Gut Zoomer

This test is best for bacteria and yeast but not parasites. Unleash the power of Gut Zoomer and get a complete view of your digestion! This top-to-bottom assessment includes almost 300 species of bacteria, yeast/fungus, viruses, and parasites, as well as a full panel of inflammatory markers, markers of digestive capacity and function, and more.

Sample Type: Stool

Vibrant Wellness

Leaky Gut Panel

This easy to use kit checks markers like zonulin and lipopolysaccharide that point towards leaky gut. An at-home collection to objectively measure levels of intestinal permeability.

Sample Type: Finger prick
$79 Off for Members


Test for 31 Gut Parasites, 5 Gut Fungi, 12 Bacteria & 11 Markers of Digestive Health

Dr. Jess believes this is the most accurate and most comprehensive at-home test for PARASITES and was amazed to see what she found in her results. This at-home test checks for 31 parasites, 5 fungi (candida), 12 gut bacteria and 11 other markers of digestive health.

Sample Type: Stool


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A Link Between Gut Health and Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Recent research shows a link between gut bacteria and blood bile acids with the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms. The new study also suggests a biological marker that could help determine a diagnosis. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 4% of the population and mostly women. Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose, has no cure, and causes pain, fatigue, and […]


Wormwood: A Potent Ingredient of Soul Gut Health

Wormwood has a storied past. Many famous artists and writers used absinthe as a drink made from wormwood, anise, and fennel. Because of its potency, absinthe is banned in the US and many other countries. However, it’s available in some countries in Europe if you are inclined to try it. Wormwood has properties that aid […]


Leaky Gut: Causes and Treatments

An increasing number of Americans are experiencing the results of choosing a poor diet, toxic overload, chronic stress, and bacterial imbalance (microbiome). Now the prevalence of leaky gut has increased to levels that are epidemic. However, conventional western medicine is just now beginning to acknowledge the condition despite the fact that “intestinal permeability” has been […]


The Gut-Brain Connection in Autism

For many years, scientists and doctors have speculated why as many as 90% of people with autism also have gut issues. Research from 2019 confirmed the gut-brain link in autism. The study was published in the journal Autism Research. It found that the same gene mutation that disrupts neuron communication in the brain also contributes […]


Gut Dysbiosis: Symptoms and Natural Support Strategies

Gas, stomach pains, constipation, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty focusing, pain, and other symptoms may actually be a result of an imbalance in your gut. Your gut is home to many bacteria, some of which are beneficial. Some of those bacteria are harmful; however, the beneficial bacteria keep the harmful bacteria under control. In gut […]


Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome, which is intestinal permeability, is becoming more common. It occurs when the lining of your intestines develops microscopic holes that allow toxins, microbes, and undigested food particles to pass through into your bloodstream. This may increase chronic inflammation, which in turn can result in a chronic immune response. This is a critical […]


Antibiotics and Maintaining Gut Health

Antibiotics save millions of lives every year. At the same time, they do have some side effects, such as killing the beneficial microbes in our gut. This weakens the first line of defense against pathogens as well as the beneficial effects our microbiome has on our health. Common side effects are gastrointestinal problems and recurrent […]


Your Gut Health and Its Relation to Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, it accounts for approximately 1 in 4 deaths. Many factors can increase the risk of developing heart disease, such as lack of physical activity, being overweight or obese, and smoking. Another important factor that doesn’t make the headlines is your gut health. […]


Gut Bacteria: Do They Control Our Brains?

While scientists have studied the interaction between our gut and our brain for many years, some researchers are beginning to think the connection is quite complex. It may be that our brains are significantly influenced by the bacteria in our gut. Your gut has natural defenses against harmful pathogens. In addition, your gut encourages the […]


Determining the Health of Your Gut Microbiome

The health of your gut plays a significant role in your overall health. It goes beyond digestion. Your gut impacts every system in your body. And, the microbiome is connected to your immune system, mental health, metabolism, and much more. An imbalance in your microbiome with overgrowth of pathogens can contribute to the development of […]


Gut Microbes Help Defense After Infection

Gut microbes may help block infections; however, the mechanisms involved have not been fully identified or understood. Now, studies show that changes in the microbial community after an infection increase the level of a molecule that helps fight harmful bacteria. Complex interactions between an individual and the intestinal microbiota impact that person’s health and susceptibility […]


Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Gut Microbiota Confirmed

Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately, 1 in every 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or dementia, which exceeds the number who die from prostate and breast cancers. No cure has been found. However, the link between brain health and gut microbiota is increasingly clear. New research […]


Beyond the Brain: Large Study Associates Gut Microbial Metabolism With Mental Health

The gut is an ‘organ of mind,’ posits feminist scholar Elizabeth A. Wilson, who advocates for the deinstitutionalization of mood disorders like depression.1 To those rooted in the top-down model of mental illness, this statement might seem inverted, as psychological health has conventionally been understood as related to the mind.1 But emerging research into the […]


The Gut-Brain Axis & Systems Biology

Neurogastroenterology, a subspecialty of gastroenterology that overlaps with neurology, encompasses the study of the brain, the gut, and their interactions. It is a particularly fascinating area of research with a rapidly evolving knowledge base. Specifically, neurogastroenterology focuses on the functions, malfunctions, and the malformations of the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric divisions of the digestive tract. […]


The Microbiome, Stress Hormones, & Gut Function

Over the past few decades, researchers have worked to unravel the delicate connections between the human gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota and the brain. The bidirectional communication along the gut-brain axis involves many organ systems, including the endocrine, immune, autonomic, central (CNS), and enteric nervous systems (ENS), with the intestinal microbiota influencing those interactions.1,2 The ENS is […]


Gut Health and the Immune Response

Gut dysbiosis enhances the aggressiveness of viral lung disease. This is well known for the influenza virus and could be the same for coronavirus. – Francesco Di Pierro, PhD Much of the body’s immune response depends on the microbiome, and understanding its complexities and potential therapeutic targets is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]


The Connection Between Leaky Gut and Arthritis

Importance of the gut Awareness of the importance of the gut to overall health has skyrocketed in the past decade. One recent example of the surge in knowledge about the connection between gut health and systemic health is rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Inflammatory biomarkers are known to emerge years before a definitive diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis […]


The Gut-Brain Connection in IBS

Research is still uncovering the causes of and triggers for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Many lifestyle and environmental factors affect both the emergence and severity of IBS, including alcohol abuse,1,2 depression,2 psychiatric stress,3,4 and more. Knowing the right questions to inform your patient history rapidly builds the patient relationship as well as improving your diagnostic […]


H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori)

H. Pylori is a gram-negative bacteria that burrows into the gastric lining of the stomach where it produces urease, which alkalinizes the gut pH and causes acid reflux. There are ways to tackle this integratively and successfully without antibiotics!


Post Antibiotic Gut Healing

Antibiotics are sometimes necessary and can be useful! However they can result in problematic shifts in the microbiome if not addressed. Learn about how to support recovery of your biome after antibiotics in this quickie!


Vibrant America: Gut Zoomer

Unleash the power of Gut Zoomer and get a complete view of your digestion! This top-to-bottom assessment includes almost 300 species of bacteria, yeast/fungus, viruses, and parasites, as well as a full panel of inflammatory markers, markers of digestive capacity and function,


Vibrant America: Gut Zoomer Pre-Test Conditions

Questions about how to prepare for your Gut ZoomerTM stool sample


Mold Colonization in the Gut / SIFO

SIFO/Mold Colonization in the Gut can be due to both Mold Exposure and/or Candida. Learn about root causes and solutions in this resource.


LIBO – Large Intestines Bacterial Overgrowth

LIBO is large intestines bacterial overgrowth and can be just as cumbersome as SIBO for some people. Dive in for answers here!


SIBO – Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth has become an ever-increasing problem in first-world countries. In Dr. Jess's experience, there is always something bigger lurking which allows SIBO to rear its ugly head!



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